By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 10, 2020
Requires simple ingredients.
*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.
TOOLS NEEDED: Small pot or saucepan with lid Fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
The café de olla, a traditional Mexican coffee beverage, gets its name from the clay pot (olla is Spanish for “pot”) used to brew the drink. The earthy materials that make up the pot are said to give this popular Mexican beverage its particular taste.
This drink is often served in small mugs made from the same clay as the pot it brews in. What makes this drink significant is that the coffee is brewed right alongside cinnamon sticks and piloncillo, an unrefined cane sugar popular in Mexico.
This drink is steeped in Mexican tradition but quickly growing in popularity in the United States.
To make this drink even more flavorful, add ½ clove of star anise to the water with the cinnamon and sugar.